Today’s the day! Maurice Sendak’s highly anticipated new picture book, ‘Bumble-Ardy,’ was released this morning. As it turns out, Susan and I are of differing opinions on it. She loves it. I find it … a little disturbing. She was quick to point out that when ‘Where the Wild Things Are’ was published in 1963, people found it kind of disturbing, too. And of course, it went on to transform children’s literature forever. So there you go.
‘Bumble-Ardy’ has apparently been rattling around in Mr. Sendak’s head for more than 40 years. It’s a sort of evolution of this short film that he and Jim Henson did for Sesame Street back in 1970.